Commodore USA To Release C64 With Atom Entrails

Those who have played with and old enough to remember the C64 from Commodore will be enthused to know that Commodore USA will launch a keyboard computer known as the PC64 that will look identical to the original Commodore C64.

However, the C64 circa 2010 will have a completely different set of hardware; a dual Core Intel Atom D525 processor, Nvidia ION 2, 4GB DDR3, 1TB hard disk drive and an optical disk drive (Blu-ray is optional).

Connectivitywise, it offers HDMI & DVI ports, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, six USB ports and a card reader. No pricing has yet been revealed and the system is expected to go on sale by the end of the year.

Obviously, there are more than a few questions; where the hell will they put the trackpad given that the original model did not have any (no mouse then), will they keep the same old typewriter keys?

Asus promised us a EEE Keyboard for nearly two years now and it seems that they might just be pipped at the post by a newcomer.

Commodore also has a few more models, the Phoenix, the Amigo and the Invictus with the latter being the most promising one, a model that can easily give Asus a run for its money.